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November 10, 2020 1:00 PM, EST

VTNA D13 Turbo Compound Engine Now Standard in Three Models

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Volvo Trucks North America announced it made the latest generation D13 turbo compound engine standard in all VNL 740, 760 and 860 models.

The D13TC engine is equipped with dynamic torque, a system that enables the driver to operate the truck in a more fuel-efficient manner by adjusting to the exact load without impacting performance.

The engine also offers three individual drive modes, as well as an additional 405 horsepower rating and the next evolution of Volvo Trucks’ patented wave piston design. These updates enable further-increased fuel efficiency over a wider range of loads, applications, vehicle speeds and engine RPMs, according to the Greensboro, N.C.-based company, a unit of Volvo Group.

“The D13TC engine optimizes fuel efficiency and increases the value to customers through cost savings and overall ROI,” said Allison Athey, product marketing manager at VTNA, referring to return on investment.

“Making the engine standard was the next logical step, in addition to offering customizable fuel economy packages that further maximize profitability and reduce the truck’s impact on the environment,” Athey continued.

VTNA also offers enhanced fuel economy packages for Volvo VNL and VNR models. These packages provide up to 16% improvement in fuel efficiency savings for the VNL and up to 6% fuel efficiency savings for the VNR over its baseline model. — Transport Topics

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